Northwestern Fires Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald

From a Chicago Sun-Times story by Jeff Agrest headlined “Northwestern fires football coach Pat Fitzgerald”:

After three days of upheaval, Pat Fitzgerald went from suspended to fired.

Northwestern announced that Fitzgerald, the school’s winningest football coach, was out after an investigation into hazing in the program.

On Friday, university president Michael Schill suspended Fitzgerald for two weeks without pay. Late Saturday, after specifics of the hazing activities became public, Schill said he ‘‘may have erred’’ with the punishment.

‘‘Northwestern President Michael Schill informed head football coach Pat Fitzgerald that he has been relieved of his duties,’’ the university said.